The Film Society encourages the progressive evolution of film culture and individual lives by celebrating the transformative power of the moving image in all its forms. Through intelligent and innovative programming, it creates singularly vital experiences for audiences of all kinds.


  • 2017 SF International Film Festival

    The San Francisco International Film Festival is recognized throughout the world as an extraordinary showcase of cinematic discovery. Join us for the landmark 60th anniversary of the Festival, April 5-19, 2017.

  • Modern Cinema

    Co-presented by SFMOMA and the San Francisco Film Society, Modern Cinema is a new series of film exhibitions exploring the dynamic forces interacting between cinema's past and present.

  • Online Screening Room

    The Online Screening Room features red carpet interviews, Q&As and and a curated selection of films from SF Film Society programs and the San Francisco International Film Festival. Watch at home or on-the-go with our slick streaming app.

  • Special Presentations

    The Film Society presents numerous special events throughout the year, from film premieres (often with special guests) to screenings with live music, and much more.

  • Doc Stories

    Showcasing bold new features and shorts as well as conversations with leaders in the field, Doc Stories explores new trends in non-fiction filmmaking and celebrates the year’s most important documentaries.

  • Calendar

    View all events, deadlines and screenings.

  • Archive

    A treasure trove of all past Film Society screenings and special events. Here you will find all films shown in the San Francisco International Film Festival, our Fall Season and in our other year-round programs.

From our blog

  • Member of the Month: Wes Fisher January 27, 2017

    First introduced by his cousin, a longtime member, filmmaker Wes Fisher started attending Film Society education programs in the hopes of joining a strong filmmaking community and to gain more...   Read More

  • Fall 2016 SFFS/KRF Filmmaking Grant Winners Announced December 19, 2016

    We are excited to announce the projects that will receive a total of $335,000 in funding in the latest round of San Francisco Film Society / Kenneth Rainin Foundation Filmmaking Grants.    Read More

  • Essential SF Q&A: Peter Bratt December 16, 2016

    Peter Bratt’s Essential SF interview starts late. With good reason. It is the same morning that he receives a call from the Sundance Film Festival.   Read More

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